Born on 15th Sept 1946 at the cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh -- Jabalpur, Sushma Oudhia was seventh child of reputed Nanhorya family. Her father ShriRam Nanhorya was a renowned criminal lawyer, and mother Smt. Shantidevi Nanhorya was a simple hard working housewife.
Sushma was an enthusiastic and creative child who manifested her talents in various fields. She not only participated in sports but also took part in various literary activities. She has many feathers in her cap in the form of prizes won during school & college education in the field of Recitations, Orations, Debate, Creative writing etc.
She was a national level Kho-Kho player and participated at State Level Events of Basket ball representing Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur.
Being part of a large family she had to work silently without asking for favors from others particularly in the over all scenario of 50's when girls were not given enough opportunities to show their capabilities. But here parents allowed her to fulfill her desires and her family stood by her in thin & thick of all circumstances. As per as writing is concerned she had this hidden spark from the beginning. She wrote her first story at the tender age of thirteenth, titled "Chita and Milan". This very first creative endeavor of her was selected in first hundred stories in Times of India story competition. She also participated in drama competition during school and college.
After her marriage at mere eighteen with Shri B.N. Oudhia, she fully devoted herself to her family. Even though the time left for her was cut short, she was lucky enough to get the inspiration to go on with her creative activities from her husband. She continued to participate in Radio dramas of Akashwani, Raipur. She also wrote thoughts for the program " Chintan" for Akashwani. She is an auditioned drama artist in Hindi and Chhattisgarhi of Akashwani, Raipur. She also writes articles and stories for different local newspapers. She is very fond of music. She spent a few years learning Indian classical music.
She is a devoted follower of Yoga and practices yoga on a daily basis for at least one hour.
" Sahme -- Sahme Dard" is her first collection of nineteen short stories published by " Mahakaushal Kala Parishad Prakashan" Raipur (C.G.). The central thought of these stories is family and the complications of relationships around it. These stories try to look after the values & culture vanishing fast from today's materialistic life style. (written by Smt. Anjali Oudhia)